#2 John Lloyd on Robert Burns

As the prime minister tells Scots “we are four nations, but at heart one people”, we talk to Financial Times Contributing Editor John Lloyd about Robert Burns’s A Man’s a Man For A’ That. He touches on Burns’s endurance as an egalitarian figure, the allure of socialism and utopia, and the remaining possibility of Scottish independence from the United Kingdom.

John Lloyd has previously been a foreign correspondent at the FT and editor of Time Out magazine, and in 2006 co-founded the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

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